The great genius Johann Diedrich Möller was born on March 16, 1844 in his parents’ house in Wedel. He studied the use and handling of optical instruments, such as microscopes and telescopes, which were already well developed at that time. He completed his apprenticeship at Easter 1864 with distinction. He then began an apprenticeship with what was then probably the best-known optician in northern Germany, Dr. Hugo Schröder in Hamburg. Within a few months, he learned to manufacture and process glass for optical components and devices, such as lenses and prisms, which were then incorporated into microscopes, for example. Soon he built his first own microscope and just a few months later, at the age of 20, he founded his own company in his parents’ house. This is the beginning of the industrial age in Wedel.